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low oxygen levels and numbness after heart surgery

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
You need to discuss : You need to discuss with your cardiologist. He or she will look at your breathing, your lungs, your blood vessels, the presence or absence of bloo ... Read More
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
ECHOCARDIOGRAM: If the echocardiogram shows no mitral leak and no gradient across the mitral and excellent contractility, normal sinus rhythm and normal pa pressures, ... Read More
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
23 years experience Thoracic Surgery
See a doctor: Many things could lead to the sensation of not getting enough air. In addition to history and physical, your doctor might use an imaging test to look ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Hennig
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Stop smoking...: Chances are that after bypass surgery you will not need oxygen at home. But that being said, stopping smoking is an absolute necessity. All the pain ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Mott
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
It's a Problem: Smoking up until the time of CABG will cause more secretions in your lungs. You might end up going home on oxygen for a short time after surgery. Best ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Should?: No, but can, yes. Hrs, md, facc www.Thepmc.Org.
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
A little long: Generally pain diminishes in a few months but can be aggravated by work, weather etc numbness near any incision is not unusual and also diminishes ov ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Multiple things: Including rib dysfunction causing deep breathing difficulties, deconditioning from the procedure and the recovery, and possibly any medication changes ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
23 years experience Thoracic Surgery
See a doctor: Depending on age which we know), other medical conditions, what surgery you had and why, it could be a lot of things, some related to your surgery and ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Virginia Phipps
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Not concerning.: Hello. I hope you are well. Fibrinogen is a marker of inflammation. Anything that causes "stress: in the body, starts an inflammatory response. It was ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Non specific: Immediately: mask or pressure during anesthesia later? Stroke is possible but usually more specific neuro deficit.
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Heart surgery: From what you have written - it seems that he was deprived of oxygen to the brain and has sustained some brain damage. There is not mush you can do ex ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Any infection?: We do wire the sternum together. If it has disrupted internally you may need requiring, or plating. You probably have some motion of the bone which ... Read More

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